Got it to work...
a) open the Control panel and go to programs and features...
b) Click turn windows features on and off
c) open legacy components and check DirectPlay
step 1: download the 2 disk zips - extract disk
step 2: Download the 1.3 update - extract disk
step 3: download No-CD
step 4: Download widescreen patch
Ok now you are ready
Step 5: go to the directory where you extracted the 2 disks each into their own folder
go to the disk1 directory in the file explorer
Step 6: Right-click setup.exe in disk 1 and click properties and set to win7 compatibility and run as administrator and save
Step 7: !!!!Stop don't run setup yet Go to Windows Defender settings!!!!
go to Virus & Threat Protection
goto Manage RansomWare protection
turn off Controlled Folder Access
Step 8: go back and install using disk 1 setup.exe
point setup to the appropriate directory as requested.
Step 9: once done install 1.3 update
Step 10: then install no-cd
Step 11: finally install widescreen patch
Step 12: go to the application folder and change nolf2.exe to win 7 compliance and run as admin
Run all should work perfectly.
Step 13: rerun step 7: turn on Controlled Access Folder
Voila the issues are all the freakin Controlled Access Folder defender process....